The human ear is a complex organ as it helps us in hearing as well as in maintaining balance. Divided into 3 parts – outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The outer ear consists of the pinna, ear canal and tympanic membrane, and that ear canal is stuffed with wax. These glands produce wax in the ear, which in medical terms known as cerumen. Wax in the ear is a sticky, waxy, yellowish-looking lubricant that is produced by the ear as a defence mechanism against foreign substances infiltrating the body.
It basically helps in protecting the ear from dirt, foreign bodies, bacteria entering the ear which is actually good for us. Having a little bit of wax in the ear canals is completely fine, and one should not worry about it. In a normal process, the wax comes out on its own from the ear canals. But in some extreme cases, sometimes the wax can build up in the ear canals and make ears feel blocked. And, experiencing difficulty in hearing, itchiness and sometimes pain and tinnitus are the major cause of that.
You could be suffering from all of those, but the excess wax needs to be removed first before you can be checked for a natural hearing loss.This build-up of excessive wax becomes hard and thick over time, and this build-up of ear wax causes problems that can make the build-up of earwax unbearable.
Wax build-up symptoms include hearing loss, itchiness, paining sensation and even ringing ear. These symptoms are a huge annoyance. Our body requires wax, and it produces all the time in order to keep ears safe and healthy. It’s only when we get an excessive amount of wax build-up that we ought to do something about it.
If you have really hard, impacted wax, don’t be afraid to consult your hearing aid audiologist privately otherwise it may put a serious effect on your life.
Does that make sense?
So, what you can expect in this dilemma is to consider having Microsuction, which in our vision is the best option one can ever opt for.
Microsuction is recognised as the best and safest method of ear wax removal. As the name suggests in microsuction, the wax is sucked out using a medical suction tube under specialised ear microscope tiny Vacuum without the usage of any water. The reason is that the microsuction safely removes the wax with pin-point precision, rather than pushing something towards the eardrum. And damage and trauma to the ear canal and eardrum are an exceptionally rare event.
It is important to know that you should not try to remove ear wax yourself usually with cotton buds. By using cotton buds all you will do is push the wax back deeper into the ear and there is also the risk of perforating your eardrum. Give your ear the care it deserves with The Audiology Clinic in Dublin where micro-suction is performed by our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Deepak Kumar to safely and painlessly remove ear wax once and for all.
The Audiology Clinic is a private independent diagnostic audiology practice. The specialists at the audiology clinic provide prevention, assessment and management of people with hearing, tinnitus and balance (vertigo/dizziness) disorders. All patients attending the audiology clinic are seen by Doctor of Audiology Dr Deepak Kumar.